Summersville, West Virginia Speed Traps
Rt. 19 passing through Summersville. Copied from Wikipedia.com: Summersville, especially along U.S. 19, is well-known as a speed trap. In 2001 the police department of Summersville issued 18,133 tickets. Because of this, the city has been seen on several network TV programs including CNN, CBS, CBC, and the BBC. The city has been further seen in Money Magazine, USA Today, and dozens of local newspapers in the Midwest.
Be very, very careful from the outskits of Summersville until you are outside the town limits. Do Not contribute one red cent to this community; they get more than they’ll ever need in speeding tickets. The speed limit changes drastically near the junior high school and the most notorious area is a hill near Burger King.
US #19 runs through Summersville, WV, for approximately 5 miles. This section is "not" a limited access highway. The City of Summersville highly enforces the max speed limit of 50 MPH. You will be cited from 3-5 miles over the limit. City police patrols are heavy on the highway itself and units are posted out of sight along both sides of the highway.
Speed drops rapidly from 65 to 50 while coming over a hill into a sort of hamlet,Summersville. Cops sit in middle and strike you with a radar before you register that the highway is now some strange little main street with one solitary red light.
They sit about 1/8 mile apart and run radar constantly.